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dc.contributor.authorHübscher, Evelyne
dc.contributor.authorSattler, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorTruchlewski, Zbigniew
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-16T09:16:34Z
dc.date.available2023-06-16T09:16:34Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn1475-1461, 1475-147X
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ser/mwac025
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/13766
dc.description.abstractPolitical opposition to fiscal adjustments has varied significantly across countries. Our analysis links this variation to differences in the congruence of voter attitudes towards fiscal trade-offs across political blocs in different countries. These differences in attitudes, in turn, coincide with the implications of the distinct macroeconomic growth strategies that these countries pursue. Based on original survey data, we show that in Germany, supporters of different parties not only share similar views on the appropriate size of fiscal adjustment, but also on how to distribute these cuts across various spending items. In Spain, there is fundamental disagreement on the amount of austerity, but voters largely agree on the composition of fiscal adjustments. In the UK, there is disagreement between voters of diverging political blocs on both accounts. Variation in public attitudes, therefore, gives rise to very diverse political dynamics surrounding fiscal adjustments in different countries.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectFiscal policy
dc.subjectDeficits
dc.subjectSpending cuts
dc.subjectVoters
dc.subjectGrowth models
dc.titleThree worlds of austerity: Voter congruence over fiscal trade-offs in Germany, Spain and the UK
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleSocio-Economic Review
dc.source.spage1
dc.source.epage25
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFOA2023-06-16T09:16:34Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Public Policy
dc.identifier.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/ser/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ser/mwac025/6599056


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